New John Deere 4.5L Marine Engine is Now Available to Order

The new John Deere 4045SFM85 4.5L Marine Engine

Following an announcement by John Deere Power Systems on October 2018 in Waterloo, Iowa the new PowerTech™ 4045SFM85 marine engine is now ready to ship to customers worldwide, including Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region.

Power Equipment National Marine Sales Manager, Mark Butterfield, said “We are excited at being able to supply the new John Deere 4045SFM85 to our marine dealers and customers in this region.”

The new 4045SFM85 offers high power-to-weight ratio for repowering and new boat construction, and is ideal for planing and semi-displacement hulls. The engine uses a waste-gated turbocharger that provides more torque capability at the low and middle rpm range, which is most notable during vessel acceleration, and features replaceable cylinder liners, making it possible to rebuild the engine for extended service life.

Additional features of the 4045SFM85 engine include:

  • Standard front fuel service, optional left-hand or right-hand oil filter options for twin engine applications.
  • Upgraded valve train. It delivers a 40% increase in power and a 9% reduction in total engine weight for a 53% increase in power density compared to the 4045SFM85.
  • The low-profile heat exchanger reduces overall height by 1.7” (4.3cm) from 4045SFM85.
  • Water-cooled exhaust manifold creates a cooler and quieter environment for both passengers and crew.

The 4045SFM85 has two ratings for light-duty commercial vessels, high-speed governmental applications and high-speed pleasure craft, which includes an M4 rating with 205kw (275hp) at 2600rpm and M5 rating with 235kw (315hp) at 2800 rpm.

The 4045SFM85 engine ratings meet EPA Commercial Marine Tier 3, Recreational Craft Directive II emissions regulations, as well as IMO Tier II standards for commercial and recreational applications.

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